The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of...
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient...
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Happiness is right around the corner. One day you will find someone who will treat...
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from...
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
If I knew something that would serve my country but would harm mankind, I would...
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public...
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The less men think, the more they talk.
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.